7.15.2009

{giveaway} paco+lupe

i am so excited to share this week's giveaway with all my readers that i've decided to begin it a few days earlier. :P {on a general whole, i was thinking it'd be nice to provide a longer giveaway duration - so these hump day giveaways may be here to stay!}

one day whilst etsy stalking, i came upon paco+lupe. i thought their handbags were the sweetest most wonderful things so i asked if she would let me feature her and provide a giveaway on her behalf. lucky for me {and you!}, she agreed. below is a look at some products and "the face" behind paco+lupe.

A little bit about…


Hi, my name is Celia. I live in the suburbs just west of Montreal with my very supportive husband, Csaba, and my darling cat, Joya. I started Paco+Lupe back in June 2007 so it’s been just a little over two years since its start. I specialize in home décor (pillows, quilts) and handbags. I design and make my own bag patterns. Putting pieces together, that’s the best part of designing. Picking out which fabric to use, that’s the self-indulgent part of my job. I confess, I am a fabric-freak. But before all this began, I worked for a big IT company as a senior consultant for almost 13 years where I was doing management and “techie”, “geekie” stuff. Yes, I am a geek as well. Why the big change? Even though I enjoyed that career, it eventually reached a dead-end. I was no longer growing from it. After thinking very hard, I changed my life drastically…as well as my husband’s. I could not do this without him AND the support of my friends, who are my biggest fans. So, why not go towards something that will make you happy? Yes, it is a lot of hard work owning my own business but it is rewarding.

Q: What is the passion on your heart or your burden for this world?

Oh my, this is a really tough question. I can not choose just one passion. Living to love my family and friends.

However, there is one thing for me that is both a passion and a burden. How to have more compassion in this world? My paternal grandmother used to say to me: Do to others what you would have them do to you. I think this is called the “Golden Rule”. If we just remember this rule and learn to apply it everyday…can you imagine?


{giveaway}
Fields of Joy (Java) bag.


to enter:
take a look in
Paco+Lupe's shop and in my shop. comment on what your favorite item from each shop is. that's one entry! :)

for additional entries, follow my blog, become a fan of my Facebook page (where you will be the first to learn of special discounts and updates), post about this giveaway on your blog, twitter about this giveaway or buy something from either of our shops. :) the last gains you 5 extra entries! make sure to leave a comment with what you've done. there is no limit so leave as many comments as you wish! also, leave your contact info as you'll definitely want to be contacted if you're the winner!

giveaway runs til tuesday july 21st at 11.59pm (EST).

{winner} of last week's giveaway by random.org is beth. congrat's!!! :) the featured artist and giveaway provider has been informed and will contact you shortly.

129 comments:

Nina said...

I love the Spring Renaissance bag from Paco+Lupe and I love the meridian . earrings from your shop!

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Nina said...

I follow your blog.

Nina said...

I'm a Facebook fan.

Nina said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/2647449338

florspace said...

I like the Grand Prix tote from Paco+Lupe and the summer dream necklace from carollai. Lovely blog! thanks! :+)

Aik said...

I love the Spring Fling tote.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

I'm a facebook fan.

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Oceanside Creations said...

I love the Spring Fling bag

From your shop I love your Grand Holiday Earrings

Oceanside Creations said...

Following your blog

Oceanside Creations said...

I'm a Facebook Fan

joannaonthelake said...

Wowza! What a super terrific giveaway! I am loving the Karesansui Quilt from Paco & Lupe, it is spectacular!

From your Etsy Shop I am totally coveting the soleil bella . earrings. They are sexy, flirty and so feminine. Your designs are gorgeous!

Thank you for the chance to enter.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I am following your blog, my blogger id is joannaonthelake

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joannaonthelake said...

I am now a fan of your on facebook, my username there is Joanna Smith

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joannaonthelake said...

I Twittered!
http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2650421648

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joannaonthelake said...

I Blogged on my blog:

http://breezylake.blogspot.com/2009/07/mustard-seed-paco-lupe-giveaway.html

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cornelia said...

from paco+lupe i love the Uscita La Cucina bag. from your site - the all you need is love earrings. =)

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cornelia said...

became a fan on facebook! ;)

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josee said...

I like Your seeing double bracelet.
I really like all the Paco and Lupe bags hard to pick one...I love the New York Weekend Bag! That's my favorite!

Claudia said...

The Tiramisu bag! That's the first bag that I bought from your shop. :o)

genneaux said...

I'm a Facebook fan, plus I've favorited Paco & Lupe's Etsy shop and two bags: Fields of Joy and New York Weekend. I've been oggling both of them for weeks now. If I win one, I'll probably buy the other since this is clearly the only solution to my quandary.

genneaux said...

Duly Twittered!

genneaux said...

I am now a MustardSeed follower. My Google Reader is happy.

genneaux said...

And a facebook fan!

genneaux said...

And finally (?) I'm also a Google Friend Connect follower, though I'm not sure how that works... Looking forward to finding out, though! :)

gypsiesthread said...

Oh my, so many things to choose from!!

From Paco&Lupe I love the Saddle Up bag.

From carollai I love the sweet 'n' sour bracelet.

Shore Debris said...

I love Paco&Lupe's Uscita La Cucina bag!

I love Carollai's The Grand Holiday Earrings!

Shore Debris said...

I'm also now folowing your blog :)

SiSi said...

My fav from Paco & Lupe is 'Wine Tasting Weekend' bag.
My fav from your shop is summer sangria necklace.

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SiSi said...

I am following your blog now.

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SiSi said...

Will be posting a link to this giveaway on Monday, July 20, 2009.
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Thalia said...

My fav is the tiramisu bag, I use it almost everyday and it coordinates well w/ everything!

Jen said...

sweet cicely earrings for sure; the chocolate muse bag over at paco+lupe (although I get a ton of use out of the wine bag)

Michelle and Ella said...

I love the Fields of Joy and Urban Jungle from Paco and Lupe- I can't choose!
I love your Seeing Double bracelet

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Michelle and Ella said...

Follower

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Bettina said...

Love the Baroque Fantasy pillows from Paco and Lupe and I love the la dolce vita earrings from your site (that is my favorite color combo!).

bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com

Calvin said...

My favorite Paco & Lupe item is the Vis-a-Vis pillow. My favorite MustardSeed item is the Kali Spera necklace. :)

Calvin said...

I follow this blog.

Calvin said...

And a Facebook fan.

Nad said...

I love the New York Weekend bag from Paco+Lupe's site and the sitting pretty necklace from your Etsy store.

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Nad said...

I became a follower.

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marybelle said...

I love the Esmeralda bag from Paco+Lupe & the Midnight Blossom Earrings from your Etsy store.

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Kimberly B. said...

I like the Spring Renaissance bag from Paco+Lupe, which would go wonderfully with the "All You Need is Love" from your shop! Thanks for the great giveaway!

arielle said...

I am so in love with the Wine Tasting Weekend bag from Paco & Lupe! That is a heck of a cute bag!! And on your Etsy store I love the Sweet Cicely earrings, they are so simple but stunning as well.

arielle said...

I am a follower on Bloggger

arielle said...

I am a fan of yours on FB now!! (ariellez--der)

Natalie said...

Well, since I already bought the Wine Tasting Weekend bag a few months ago (love it!), I'd have to say my next favorite is Summer in Provence. My favorite from your shop is the springtime in Paris. Hmmm, looks like I'm craving a trip to Europe...

Natalie said...

And now I'm following your blog too!

Kim said...

FAVES are: this pillow - Vis-à-Vis AND all you need is love . earrings

Kim said...

fan on FB

Kim said...

follower

joannaonthelake said...

I sent out a new tweet on twitter today:
http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2668637002

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- Marybeth I. said...

Uscita La Cucina
egyptian rhapsody . earrings

- Marybeth I. said...

follow

Kathleen W. said...

So lovely! I really like the Wine Tasting Weekend bag from Paco & Lupe, and your kali spera . opera length necklace. I love the coral color on that piece.

Kathleen W. said...

Tweeted here
http://twitter.com/KatydidandKid/status/2668874827

Kathleen W. said...

I'm following your blog

Tami said...

Drama Queen is the name of the one i love the most!

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the spring fling purse and your sitting pretty necklace!
So pretty!

Donna said...

I love the New York Weekend Bag from Paco & Lupe and from your site I love the musing moon earrings.

bwaybabe912 said...

I like the where's the beach bag from Paco+Lupe's and the seeing double . bracelet from your shop!
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AmandaSue said...

I think the Blue Hawaii Quilt from Paco and Lupe is really pretty and from your shop I like the hoot hoot.necklace such a cute owl! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
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jessleigh said...

What a hard choice in both shops! From Paco $ Lupe, I love the New York Weekend bag or the Spring Renaissance.
In your shop, I love the Sitting Pretty necklace and the midnight cattleya . necklace!
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The One said...

I like the summer dream and the blue hawaii

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Jen M said...

I LOVE Wine Tasting Weekend and summer breeze . lariat necklace. They would go great together too! Wink, wink!

Akane Designs said...

I doubt I'll win, but I still had to say that I love all these pillows
http://www.pacoandlupe.com/collection.php?categorieID=3

I love these earrings from your shop
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25017731

Jess W. said...

My favorite Paco+Lupe item is the cats on a wire pillow and my favorite thing from your shop is the egyptian rhapsody earrings. Just love them both.

riley said...

From Paco+Lupe I really like the Karesansuri quilt, it's lovely. From your shop I love the meridian earrings. Gotta love that blue!

riley said...

I follow.

DarcyO said...

I like the wine tasting weekend bag at Paco + Lupe and her royal highness earrings from your site.

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DarcyO said...

I am a Google follower.

Nelsby said...

Such a tough decision...there are so many choices! Here are my favorites...

Paco+Lupe: New York Weekend bag
Carollai: Summer Sangria necklace

Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following your blog.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am one of your Facebook fans.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2678586899
Thanks!
Aimee
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throuthehaze said...

Paco+Lupe
Fields of Joy (Jute) bag

You
seeing double . bracelet

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throuthehaze said...

follower
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throuthehaze said...

blogged
http://throuthehaze.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-pt-6.html

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Nancy said...

I love the falling stars earrings from your shop. They are bright and twinkly. From Paco+Lupe, the spring renaissance bag is my favorite. Very colorful!

Nancy said...

I became a facebook fan!

~Q said...

My favorite from the Paco & Lupe store is the Fields of Joy bag. My favorite from the etsy shop are the la dolce vita earrings.

TZel said...

I like the hoot hoot necklace at your etsy site, and the Tiramisu bag at Paco and Lupe. Very nice! Thank you !

apple said...

I love the Tiramisu bag, it's chic. Fro your store, the summer sangria necklace is my favorite. I think these two will look good together. :)

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joannaonthelake said...

I just posted a new tweet on twitter and here's the link:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2686567699

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cdziuba said...

I love the Cabin Fever Quilt from Paco & Lupe, and from your shop I love the sitting pretty . necklace.

cdziuba said...

I follow your blog

cdziuba said...

Facebook fan Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2696819888

cdziuba said...

Blogged your giveaway: http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/07/paco-lupe-bag-giveaway.html

cdziuba said...

Contact info is in my profile, but here it is anyway: cdziuba@aol.com

Kylie B said...

Oh wow what beautiful fabrics, I just LOVE that Cabin Fever Quilt!

Wehaf said...

My favorite item from Paco & Lupe is the spicy paprika bag, and my favorite item from your shop is the seeing double bracelet.

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joannaonthelake said...

Happy Saturday! I sent out a new tweet for this lovely day:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2705367695

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Amber said...

Great Blog! Found you from lemondropstudio.blogspot.com from reading your comments.

I love the 1001 Stories pillow from Paco + Lupe and sweet n' sour bracelet from your shop!

Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!!! Amber

Naomi said...

I love Esmeralda at Paco & Lupe:

http://www.pacoandlupe.com/collection.php?itemID=66

And the Springtime in Paris earrings at Carollai:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24973323

Julie said...

I like the New York Weekend bag from Paco Lupe.

I like the "sitting pretty" necklace from your shop :)

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Julie said...

I follow your blog

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Peggie Sue said...

WOW! I really like the Chocolate Muse bag and the sitting pretty necklace. Beautiful work on both sites!!

dor said...

I like the Sitting Pretty Necklace and the Damask of Zorro (in Cocoa)Pillow.

dor said...

Okay...you are the first one I follow...I am new at this...I am clueness but I will learn. For some reason thebun shows up but that should be dor so I will fix it up.

Bundled said...

Oohhh .. how exciting!
I love and adore the Wine Tasting Weekend Bag from Paco + Lupe :)
and while it's a difficult choice I think the Egyptian Rhapsody earrings from your shop are my favorite!

Bundled said...

I'm a follower :)

Bundled said...

I'm also a Facebook fan!

Marly said...

I love the Saddle Up bag and your Sweet'n'Sour bracelet. They would look great together!

Belinda M said...

I like the flores y hojas pillow from paco and lupe. From sitting pretty I like the sitting pretty necklace

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Lilly said...

From Paco & Lupe: the Saddle Up is my favorite.

From your shop: heavenly bliss . earrings. Gorgeous!

Thanks a lot!

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Lilly said...

facebook fan (username: Lilly Papers)
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Lilly said...

I am a follower.

joannaonthelake said...

I sent out a new tweet for today:
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oona. said...

I love the New York Weekend bag and your heavenly bliss earrings, lovely treats! I know where to direct my husband for bday shopping!
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oona. said...

I follow your blog!
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oona. said...

I'm a fan on Facebook! (Oona Baker)

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joannaonthelake said...

Here's a new tweet for today:
http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2737571058

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Callie Ivy said...

Paco and Lupe: Grand prix bag

Your etsy: simplicity earrings

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Callie Ivy said...

I'm a follower

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BlueBoxStudio said...

I'm now a follower.

In the Paco & Lupe store I love the Paris cafe stripes bag, and the egyptian rhapsody earrings in Carollai's store.

BlueBoxStudio said...

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K. Ro said...

Just became a facebook fan..... kara.rotella@gmail.com

K. Ro said...

also twittered.... @kararotella

cliang7 said...

My favs are:
Grand Holiday earrings
Wine Tasting Weekend bag

joannaonthelake said...

Here's a new tweet for this lovely day!
http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/2756415500

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Yo Mama said...

I <3 the Venezia bag from Paco + Lupe, and the Springtime in Paris hoop earrings from your shop (gorgeous)! Thanks!

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DEBIJOT said...

I like the Cabin Fever Quilt and the Afternoon Dip Earrings.

DEBIJOT said...

follower

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

My favorite item from Paco+Lupe's shop is the Drama Queen bag and my favorite item from your shop is the summer breeze lariat necklace!

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Seeryus Mama said...

I love the Early Spring Quilt from Paco + Lupe's shop and the Sweet Soul.Necklace from yours.

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Misusedinnocence said...

My favorite is the Spring Fling bag. :)

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Kara Rotella said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THE PACO + LUPE BAG!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!